Inside Unmanned Systems

APR-MAY 2018

Inside Unmanned Systems provides actionable business intelligence to decision-makers and influencers operating within the global UAS community. Features include analysis of key technologies, policy/regulatory developments and new product design.

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16 April/May 2018 unmanned systems inside SPECIAL REPORT NASA TECHNOLOGY Photo courtesy of NASA. Y ou don't have to do it all by yourself. If your project is stumbling over a techni- cal hurdle, needs a specialized sensor or a novel material, there's a good chance someone else has stared down that same problem and come up with a solution. A solution they'd be will- ing to share—for a reasonable fee. One of the most signif icant providers of un- manned innovations is NASA—the agency fa- mous for epic missions w ith equipment that regularly outperforms expectations well beyond the reaches of human repair. The private sector can tap into NASA's extensive catalog of technol- ogy including inventions developed specifically for unmanned systems. The agency has patents Licensing NASA Technology May be the Answer Make It Work: available on ultra-light avionics, certif ied geo- fencing software, wireless sensors that don't need batteries and designs for robots that can squeeze into collapsed buildings. They even have sensors that could enable entire new applications. With f lexible licensing options, special pro- grams for startup firms and a variety of commer- cial opportunities under its emerging UAS traffic management system, NASA's technology transfer opportunities are worth exploring. AHEAD OF THE STORM Qamar Shams is the co-inventor of a groundbreaking sensor—one that can help forewarn cities of natural disasters and take the infuriating hum out of wind special report: NASA Space exploration has always required advanced levels of autonomy—plus superb electronics, sensors, materials, software and engineering. This special edition of Inside Unmanned Systems features the work of space organizations, most particularly NASA, whose research and innovations continue to contribute to the future of unmanned systems. by Dee Ann Divis IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO GET IN THE GAME THEY NEED TO GET IN THE GAME." Ronald Johnson, project manager, UAS Traffi c Management " NASA 3-D LiDAR technology can help guide robotic vehicles.

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